[PD] capture cosole output

João Pais jmmmpais at googlemail.com
Tue May 20 03:16:18 CEST 2008


I am working on a patch that should develop into a tool that will be used  
by (hopefully many) instrumentalists/conductors, specially non-pd users.  
While working on it, I thought that if a non-technical user runs into an  
error, then he has always to look at the console, which is, for some kind  
of people, kind of asking too much. (it might already be complicated for  
some not to present a single-file standalone to work with)
Which reminded me: wouldn't it be useful to have an object that could  
capture the console contents? The main purpose could be to get the error  
messages (that only display in the console, I think no object sends a bang  
or something on error). Then this information could be treated in a way to  
make the patch more user-friendly (f.e. display a designed error message,  
and consequently how to correct it).

Does this interest anyone? Does anyone want to have a go at it? Afaik  
there's no object that can do this.

João Pais

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